Installing your Portable Air Conditioner in a Door Frame

Portable Air Conditioner in a Door Frame

The portable air conditioner is still being used up until today because of it is mobile to be placed anywhere you prefer or want it to be and it is also easy to install the unit. The information provided below should be able to help you install your portable air conditioner in a door frame to allow your home get fresh air from outside.

What you need:

  1. Portable air conditioning unit
  2. A plywood board
  3. A jig saw
  4. A styrofoam sheet


  1. The first thing that you need to do is to determine which location that you want to install the portable air conditioner unit. Deciding to install it in a door frame will allow you to choose from different type of doors that you think is suitable for the installation of the unit. The most common choice of the door that can be used for the portable unit is the sliding glass door because although you install the portable air conditioner at the sliding door, you will still be enjoying the natural light penetrating through the door. Moreover, you will also be able to exit or even enter around the unit.
  2. You can use plywood to sit around the portable air conditioning unit for keeping any hot air from getting into your house. Therefore, you need to measure the plywood with the correct size so that you will not be having any problem with the hot air from outside. First of all, you must place the portable unit up and let it stand next to your plywood before you draw a dimension out on the plywood accordingly. After that, you need to use a jig saw in order to cut out the shape that you have drawn on the plywood.
  3. Once you have finished with the cutting process comes the installation process for the portable air conditioning process. You have to create an insulated seal in between your sliding door and the plywood. In order to create this insulated seal, you need to use strips of Styrofoam.
  4. Before that, you have to place the portable unit into the hole that you have cut earlier on the plywood. After that, you need to use pieces of the Styrofoam for adding your insulation seal around the portable air conditioner. The purpose for doing this step is to prevent any hot air from getting in through any loose area around your portable air conditioning unit.

There you have it. By now you should be able to install your own portable air conditioner and start enjoying the nice and cool air.

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